Live Music & Fun with 1500 of Your Closest Friends!
Music – Food – Drinks – Dancing – Community
Alive After 5 is Downtown’s most anticipated summer concert series that takes place weekly, Thursday evenings, from 5:00pm -8:00pm at a different outdoor venue in downtown Billings, in June and July. Each summer, the series entertainment line-up ranges from local and regional favorites to nationally touring bands. Each concert includes various food vendors with outdoor food menu options to choose from.
2020 AA5 Series Cancelled
Admission for Alive After 5 remains free for the public, however, 21 and older individuals wishing to consume alcohol must purchase a $2 wristband at one of the Purple tents.
The V.I.P Experience:
Each concert includes a special shaded V.I.P area with chairs, tables, ice cold bottled water, and easy access to one of the event bar locations. A limited number of $10 V.I.P wristbands are sold each week on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your spot in the V.I.P area either visit the DBA office located at 116 N. 29th Street suite A or call (406) 294-5060, Monday – Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Event Director.
Most of the DBA signature events such as St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Strawberry Festival, Harvest Fest, Holiday parade, Christmas Stroll, First Friday efforts, and more, are not revenue generators for the DBA, but are coordinated in efforts to bring people to downtown boosting the vitality of the downtown businesses. AA5 not only brings people downtown it is also one of the few revenue generating events thrown by the DBA. The revenue generated by the AA5 series helps sustain the coordination and facilitation of the other DBA community-centric events throughout the year.
The AA5 downtown concert series was started in 2003 by a group of downtown restaurant & property owners led by the Publisher of the Gazette. The anchoring hosts included Walkers, McCormick’s, Pug Mahons, The Rex, and Montana Brewing Co and began with just 5 summer concerts around downtown. Tiny’s Tavern added in as an anchoring host in 2004. Over the years, the idea grew from the initial 5 concerts a summer to, at its biggest 14 concerts, to its current 8 concert series. When the Anchor Hosts passed the event over in full to the DBA to operate, the agreement made between the DBA & the anchor hosts is such that each year the remaining anchoring host’s are given a first-right-of-refusal to host a date in the coming season. The remaining dates are then opened up for other interested locations to bid for a date to host.
If you would be interested in more information on how to bid to host an AA5 concert please, contact our Event Director.
Our 2020 Season Sponsors: